Synonyms for unknown quantity
- long shot
- hundred-to-one shot
- little chance
- little opportunity
- outside chance
- outside shot
- poor bet
- poor lookout
- poor possibility
- poor prognosis
- poor prospect
- slim chance
- small chance
- stalking horse
- unexpected winner
- unlikely winner
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNKNOWN QUANTITY
I have let X equal the unknown quantity, but I don't know Y.
His blame was plentiful; his praise so rare as to be almost an unknown quantity.
He prefers, as his pseudonym implies, to remain an unknown quantity.
But how, in this case, to find out what was the unknown quantity?
For the amount of advertising that such a publisher is likely to do is an unknown quantity.
Tom, sober, silent and new among them, was an unknown quantity.
How about the jury, that unknown quantity of capricious predilections?
At that time, as now, paper money was an unknown quantity in California.
Dodo was conscious again of the presence of this unknown quantity.
But she was now dealing with an unknown quantity, which she could not gauge.